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Media attention needed for air quality monitoring

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31/03/2015

Air quality is rarely given the media attention that it deserves, but the importance of this issue is finally beginning to gain traction. Even though air pollution is responsible for more premature deaths than obesity, alcohol and road accidents, these other problems are generally given a much higher profile. However, recent months have seen raised media and political interest in air quality and ...

Making Way for Biodiesel

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31/03/2015

A major revision to ASTM International’s standard D396, Specification for Fuel Oils, sets performance specifications for higher amounts of biodiesel blends in conventional fuels. The new grade of B6-B20 could have a significant impact on the heating oil industry while also helping to meet growing consumer and regulatory demand for cleaner-burning low-carbon fuels. The revised standard will ...

New report challenges misconceptions on Sustainable Investing

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31/03/2015

Although some investors may believe sustainable investing requires a financial sacrifice, a new report from the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing finds that investing in sustainability has usually met and often exceeded the performance of comparable traditional investments, both on an absolute and risk-adjusted basis, across asset classes and over time. “We believe ...

Registrants should get ready to comment on substance evaluation draft decisions

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30/03/2015

In 2014, Member States have been evaluating 51 registered substances under the substance evaluation process. If further information is needed to assess the safety of the substance, they have prepared a draft decision. The deadline for submitting a draft decision to ECHA was 26 March 2015. ECHA has now received draft decisions on 40 substances, and registrants should get ready to give their ...

Pyrex glass turns 100 this year!

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31/03/2015

2015 marks 100 years since the invention of Pyrex glass – used in almost all laboratory glassware for it’s excellent chemical and thermal resistance. Despite it’s ubiquitous use in lab glassware, did you know the hardy material was originally developed for railroad lanterns? In the early 1900s Corning Glass Works in Massachusetts, USA, was researching a heat resistant ...

Distributor Agreement Brings Chemical Fixation / Immobilization Technology to Tersus’ Portfolio of In Situ Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technologies

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31/03/2015

Tersus Environmental, LLC (tersusenv.com), a rapidly growing developer and marketer of advanced, innovative technologies for the remediation of soil and groundwater, and Ziltek Pty Ltd, Adelaide, Australia are pleased to announce that the two firms have entered in an agreement wherein Tersus is appointed the North American exclusive distributor for the RemBind product. RemBind is a unique ...

EEB report urges EU to make better use of resources

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30/03/2015

According to a new report from the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the EU should make better use of one of the most powerful tools at its disposal if it wants to reduce resource consumption in Europe and bring about a circular economy. While the Ecodesign Directive is reported to be already delivering substantial energy savings and is allowing consumers to save hundreds of euros on their ...

Successful Swedish water project ensures cleaner textile production in India

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31/03/2015

By participating in a unique project for cleaner production, Sustainable Water Resources (SWAR), suppliers to the Swedish retail brands Indiska, KappAhl and Lindex have reduced their environmental impact and improved capacity through training on resource efficiency. For a garment production factory in Noida, India, the idea of coupling sustainable practices with significant financial savings was ...

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